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    Do you know a Hometown Hero? Call, write, or email News 12 Connecticut and that person could be featured on News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero segment every Wednesday. 

    Do you know a Hometown Hero? Call, write, or email News 12 Connecticut and that person could be featured on News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero segment every Wednesday. 

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    Hometown Hero photos

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    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.
    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.

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  • Hometown Hero: Diane Votto

    Hometown Hero: Diane Votto

    Diane Votto, a Milford military veteran is helping fellow military members this holiday season. She is a member of the Dream Team Moms, a group that makes pillowcases for combat soldiers and stuffs stockings with personal care items.
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  • ‘Rise of Skywalker’ is almost here, but a dark side looms

    ‘Rise of Skywalker’ is almost here, but a dark side looms

    Friday, December 13 2019 3:16 PM EST2019-12-13 20:16:15 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello). Daisy Ridley poses for a portrait to promote the film "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Tuesday. Dec. 3, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. With “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opening in theaters Dec. 20, 2019,  Abrams expects...(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello). Daisy Ridley poses for a portrait to promote the film "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Tuesday. Dec. 3, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. With “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opening in theaters Dec. 20, 2019, Abrams expects...
    (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello). Daisy Ridley poses for a portrait to promote the film "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Tuesday. Dec. 3, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. With “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opening in theaters Dec. 20, 2019,  Abrams expects...(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello). Daisy Ridley poses for a portrait to promote the film "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Tuesday. Dec. 3, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. With “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opening in theaters Dec. 20, 2019, Abrams expects...
    “Star Wars" has already become a smart investment for Disney, but there's been a dark side to the latest trilogy: fierce criticism and social media vitriol.
    “Star Wars" has already become a smart investment for Disney, but there's been a dark side to the latest trilogy: fierce criticism and social media vitriol.
  • Oscar winner Colin Firth and wife split after 22 years

    Oscar winner Colin Firth and wife split after 22 years

    Sunday, December 15 2019 6:46 AM EST2019-12-15 11:46:03 GMT
    Sunday, December 15 2019 9:46 PM EST2019-12-16 02:46:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, British actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia, pose for photographers upon arrival at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan, Italy.  A statement from their publicist...(AP Photo/Luca Bruno, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, British actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia, pose for photographers upon arrival at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan, Italy. A statement from their publicist...
    (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, British actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia, pose for photographers upon arrival at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan, Italy.  A statement from their publicist...(AP Photo/Luca Bruno, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, British actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia, pose for photographers upon arrival at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan, Italy. A statement from their publicist...
    Oscar-winning British actor Colin Firth has split from his Italian film producer wife Livia Giuggioli after 22 years of marriage.
    Oscar-winning British actor Colin Firth has split from his Italian film producer wife Livia Giuggioli after 22 years of marriage.
  • Shooting shows New Jersey's gun laws aren't stopping imports

    Shooting shows New Jersey's gun laws aren't stopping imports

    Saturday, December 14 2019 8:16 AM EST2019-12-14 13:16:07 GMT
    Sunday, December 15 2019 9:46 PM EST2019-12-16 02:46:35 GMT
    (Justin Moreau via AP). In this Dec. 10, 2019 photo, Jersey City police Sgt. Marjorie Jordan, right, helps fellow officer Raymond Sanchez to safety after he was shot during a gunfight that left multiple dead in Jersey City, N.J. The two killers were ar...(Justin Moreau via AP). In this Dec. 10, 2019 photo, Jersey City police Sgt. Marjorie Jordan, right, helps fellow officer Raymond Sanchez to safety after he was shot during a gunfight that left multiple dead in Jersey City, N.J. The two killers were ar...
    (Justin Moreau via AP). In this Dec. 10, 2019 photo, Jersey City police Sgt. Marjorie Jordan, right, helps fellow officer Raymond Sanchez to safety after he was shot during a gunfight that left multiple dead in Jersey City, N.J. The two killers were ar...(Justin Moreau via AP). In this Dec. 10, 2019 photo, Jersey City police Sgt. Marjorie Jordan, right, helps fellow officer Raymond Sanchez to safety after he was shot during a gunfight that left multiple dead in Jersey City, N.J. The two killers were ar...
    Officials from states with strong gun restrictions have called for stricter firearm control in places with weaker laws to thwart traffickers.
    Officials from states with strong gun restrictions have called for stricter firearm control in places with weaker laws to thwart traffickers.
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  • Retiring Farmers Union president: Family farms still viable

    Retiring Farmers Union president: Family farms still viable

    Sunday, December 15 2019 10:36 AM EST2019-12-15 15:36:12 GMT
    Sunday, December 15 2019 9:46 PM EST2019-12-16 02:46:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2016, file Roger Johnson, President of the National Farmers Union, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. As Johnson prepares to step down after 11 years leading the group, he's well...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2016, file Roger Johnson, President of the National Farmers Union, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. As Johnson prepares to step down after 11 years leading the group, he's well...
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2016, file Roger Johnson, President of the National Farmers Union, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. As Johnson prepares to step down after 11 years leading the group, he's well...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2016, file Roger Johnson, President of the National Farmers Union, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. As Johnson prepares to step down after 11 years leading the group, he's well...
    National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson is retiring after a lifetime of farming and advocating for agriculture.
    National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson is retiring after a lifetime of farming and advocating for agriculture.
  • Under pressure, Hallmark pulls gay-themed wedding ads

    Under pressure, Hallmark pulls gay-themed wedding ads

    Saturday, December 14 2019 5:36 PM EST2019-12-14 22:36:22 GMT
    Sunday, December 15 2019 9:46 PM EST2019-12-16 02:46:28 GMT
    Under pressure from a conservative group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding planning site called Zola that featured same-sex couples.
    Under pressure from a conservative group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding planning site called Zola that featured same-sex couples.
  • AP EXPLAINS: How Madrid talks fell short on climate ambition

    AP EXPLAINS: How Madrid talks fell short on climate ambition

    Sunday, December 15 2019 1:16 PM EST2019-12-15 18:16:15 GMT
    Sunday, December 15 2019 9:26 PM EST2019-12-16 02:26:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Activists protest outside of the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. The United Nations Secretary-General has warned that failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Activists protest outside of the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. The United Nations Secretary-General has warned that failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster.
    (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Activists protest outside of the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. The United Nations Secretary-General has warned that failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Activists protest outside of the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. The United Nations Secretary-General has warned that failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster.
    The longest ever U.N. climate summit has ended with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warming at bay and postponing the regulation of global carbon markets for next year.
    The longest ever U.N. climate summit has ended with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warming at bay and postponing the regulation of global carbon markets for next year.
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